Nature Reviews Materials

(The median citation count of Nature Reviews Materials is 5. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Lipid nanoparticles for mRNA delivery1295
Materials design for bone-tissue engineering895
Room-temperature phosphorescence from organic aggregates819
Self-healing polymers720
Structure–property–function relationships of natural and engineered wood638
Bioplastics for a circular economy599
Fundamentals, status and promise of sodium-based batteries545
Engineering organoids518
Synthetic alternatives to Matrigel498
Engineered biomaterials for in situ tissue regeneration444
Tailoring inorganic–polymer composites for the mass production of solid-state batteries440
Flat optics with dispersion-engineered metasurfaces425
Targeted drug delivery strategies for precision medicines411
Polymer photocatalysts for solar-to-chemical energy conversion387
Mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms of gradient nanostructured metals and alloys366
Solid-state nanopore sensors358
End-to-end design of wearable sensors354
Risk assessment of microplastic particles334
Soft actuators for real-world applications323
Nanofluidics for osmotic energy conversion300
Bio-based polymers with performance-advantaged properties289
Transforming heat transfer with thermal metamaterials and devices285
Polarons in materials282
Gas diffusion electrodes and membranes for CO2 reduction electrolysers280
Deep neural networks for the evaluation and design of photonic devices278
The marvels of moiré materials273
Artificial channels for confined mass transport at the sub-nanometre scale271
Non-metallic charge carriers for aqueous batteries260
Nonreciprocity in acoustic and elastic materials250
Production routes to tailor the performance of cellulose nanocrystals240
Multifunctional biomolecule nanostructures for cancer therapy234
Metallurgy, mechanistic models and machine learning in metal printing231
The surface of halide perovskites from nano to bulk231
Synthesis and alignment of liquid crystalline elastomers227
Confining isolated atoms and clusters in crystalline porous materials for catalysis226
Machine learning for alloys226
Molecular imaging and disease theranostics with renal-clearable optical agents226
A materials-science perspective on tackling COVID-19224
Emerging applications of zeolites in catalysis, separation and host–guest assembly223
Electrode material–ionic liquid coupling for electrochemical energy storage218
Phase transitions in 2D materials218
Synthetic amorphous silica nanoparticles: toxicity, biomedical and environmental implications215
The passivity of lithium electrodes in liquid electrolytes for secondary batteries209
Colloidal quantum dot lasers206
Analogue computing with metamaterials202
Biomaterial-based antimicrobial therapies for the treatment of bacterial infections201
Quantum guidelines for solid-state spin defects197
Electrical doping in halide perovskites196
Design of therapeutic biomaterials to control inflammation195
Materials design by synthetic biology194
Engineered living biomaterials193
Nanoparticle synthesis assisted by machine learning190
The global rise of 3D printing during the COVID-19 pandemic190
The germanium quantum information route189
Advances in coherent magnonics188
Designing modern aqueous batteries185
Functional nanoparticles through π-conjugated polymer self-assembly183
Dynamical memristors for higher-complexity neuromorphic computing181
The fundamentals and applications of ferroelectric HfO2180
Reducing environmental plastic pollution by designing polymer materials for managed end-of-life180
From molecular to supramolecular electronics179
Hydrogel interfaces for merging humans and machines177
Extracellular vesicles versus synthetic nanoparticles for drug delivery176
A reticular chemistry guide for the design of periodic solids175
Flexible self-charging power sources175
The kinetics of metal oxide photoanodes from charge generation to catalysis174
Transition-metal coordinate bonds for bioinspired macromolecules with tunable mechanical properties160
The role of polymer mechanochemistry in responsive materials and additive manufacturing159
Anisotropic reticular chemistry154
Low-dimensional wide-bandgap semiconductors for UV photodetectors153
Molecular engineering of contact interfaces for high-performance perovskite solar cells153
Status and perspectives of crystalline silicon photovoltaics in research and industry153
Electronic-structure methods for twisted moiré layers150
3D-printed multifunctional materials enabled by artificial-intelligence-assisted fabrication technologies148
Emerging materials intelligence ecosystems propelled by machine learning145
Material properties and applications of mechanically interlocked polymers145
Clinical translation of silica nanoparticles144
Bioinspiration in light harvesting and catalysis143
Electronic defects in metal oxide photocatalysts141
Designing spatial and temporal control of vaccine responses134
Engineered disorder in photonics133
Fibre-based composites from the integration of metal–organic frameworks and polymers130
Defect activity in metal halide perovskites with wide and narrow bandgap127
Organic batteries for a greener rechargeable world126
Machine learning for continuous innovation in battery technologies124
Collagen: quantification, biomechanics and role of minor subtypes in cartilage123
Processing and application of high-temperature superconducting coated conductors122
Methane transformation by photocatalysis121
Topological acoustics116
Dynamic and reconfigurable materials from reversible network interactions114
Soft wearable devices for deep-tissue sensing113
Engineered platforms for topological superconductivity and Majorana zero modes109
A roadmap for the commercialization of perovskite light emitters106
Excitonic devices with van der Waals heterostructures: valleytronics meets twistronics105
Nanostructuring versus microstructuring in battery electrodes103
Passive, active and endogenous organ-targeted lipid and polymer nanoparticles for delivery of genetic drugs102
Transport, magnetic and optical properties of Weyl materials101
Drug delivery to the central nervous system99
Anomalous Hall antiferromagnets98
Pushing the limit of 3d transition metal-based layered oxides that use both cation and anion redox for energy storage98
Stability challenges for the commercialization of perovskite–silicon tandem solar cells95
Ferroelectric domain walls for nanotechnology95
The protein corona from nanomedicine to environmental science95
Engineering high-coherence superconducting qubits94
Materials, physics and systems for multicaloric cooling94
Theoretical insights into the surface physics and chemistry of redox-active oxides90
Exploiting the paddle-wheel mechanism for the design of fast ion conductors89
Machine learning for a sustainable energy future88
Responsive materials architected in space and time88
Electrochemical ion insertion from the atomic to the device scale88
Weyl, Dirac and high-fold chiral fermions in topological quantum matter87
Highly efficient perovskite LEDs86
Emerging exciton physics in transition metal dichalcogenide heterobilayers85
Two-dimensional material inks83
Machine learning in combinatorial polymer chemistry83
Lithium-film ceramics for solid-state lithionic devices82
Low-tech solutions for the COVID-19 supply chain crisis80
The electrical conductivity of solution-processed nanosheet networks79
Atomically precise control in the design of low-nuclearity supported metal catalysts79
Increasing the size and complexity of discrete 2D metallosupramolecules77
Oxide spin-orbitronics: spin–charge interconversion and topological spin textures75
Mining our green future74
Total synthesis of colloidal matter73
Organelle-level precision with next-generation targeting technologies72
Topological materials discovery from crystal symmetry69
Insight into the structures and dynamics of organic semiconductors through solid-state NMR spectroscopy69
Let’s talk about lipid nanoparticles68
Ferroelectric order in van der Waals layered materials68
Electrostatic gating and intercalation in 2D materials67
Hydration-induced reversible deformation of biological materials66
Engineering the multiscale complexity of vascular networks66
Semitransparent organic photovoltaics for building-integrated photovoltaic applications66
Integrating plant molecular farming and materials research for next-generation vaccines65
Plasma pyrolysis for a sustainable hydrogen economy64
Clinical translation of long-acting drug delivery formulations61
Innovations to decarbonize materials industries60
Autonomous materials systems from active liquid crystals56
Long-term operating stability in perovskite photovoltaics55
Materials challenges for trapped-ion quantum computers54
Materials control of the epigenetics underlying cell plasticity52
Nanoreactors for particle synthesis50
Materials for extreme environments49
Understanding ligand-protected noble metal nanoclusters at work49
Functionalizing DNA origami to investigate and interact with biological systems46
Regulating trained immunity with nanomedicine45
Photonic van der Waals integration from 2D materials to 3D nanomembranes43
The future of near-field communication-based wireless sensing43
Electrified water treatment: fundamentals and roles of electrode materials41
Knowledge-integrated machine learning for materials: lessons from gameplaying and robotics40
Materials for chiral light control40
Recycling of sodium-ion batteries39
Solutions to plastic pollution39
Materials and devices for immersive virtual reality39
Understanding electrified interfaces39
Rare-earth recycling needs market intervention38
Human- and machine-centred designs of molecules and materials for sustainability and decarbonization38
Models and mechanisms of ternary organic solar cells38
Mucosa-interfacing electronics37
The multifaceted potential applications of organic photovoltaics37
Polymeric particle-based therapies for acute inflammatory diseases36
Clinical translation of nanoparticles for neural stimulation34
Phase-pure two-dimensional layered perovskite thin films31
Biointerface design for vertical nanoprobes31
Two-dimensional diamonds from sp2-to-sp3 phase transitions30
3D-printed PEDOT:PSS for soft robotics30
Organ chips, organoids and the animal testing conundrum29
System of sequences in multivariate reticular structures29
Peptide-based liquid droplets as emerging delivery vehicles29
Valleytronics with a twist28
From lipids to lipid nanoparticles to mRNA vaccines27
Chemistry and materials science for a sustainable circular polymeric economy26
A sustainable future for plastics considering material safety and preserved value26
Visible-light-driven polymerization towards the green synthesis of plastics26
In situ self-assembly for cancer therapy and imaging25
Sustainable flexible supercapacitors25
A materials physics perspective on structure–processing–function relations in blends of organic semiconductors24
Bespoke crystalline hybrids towards the next generation of white LEDs24
Reactions in single-molecule junctions23
A framework for developing sex-specific engineered heart models23
Host responses to implants revealed by intravital microscopy21
Emerging ultrafast techniques for studying quantum materials21
High-entropy ferroelectric materials21
A guide to comprehensive phosphor discovery for solid-state lighting20
Towards micro-PeLED displays20
Time to kick-start text mining for biomaterials20
A plea for the efficient use of wood in construction20
Reproducible, high-performance perovskite solar cells19
Hidden, entangled and resonating order19
Biomaterial-based platforms for tumour tissue engineering18
High-entropy materials go nano18
A world without electronic waste18
Simulations in the era of exascale computing18
Light-emitting materials for wearable electronics18
Design, fabrication and assembly considerations for electronic systems made of fibre devices17
New opportunities and old challenges in the clinical translation of nanotheranostics16
Author Correction: Lipid nanoparticles for mRNA delivery16
Regulation of biological processes by intrinsically chiral engineered materials16
Colourful liquid metals15
Lasting impact of lipid nanoparticles15
Extracellular vesicle–matrix interactions15
New directions and dimensions for bioengineered models of fibrosis14
Materials, assemblies and reaction systems under rotation14
Machine learning methods to model multicellular complexity and tissue specificity14
Autonomous experiments using active learning and AI13
COVID-19 highlights the model dilemma in biomedical research13
Perspectives on disparities in scientific visibility13
Advantages, challenges and molecular design of different material types used in organic solar cells13
A new resolution quest in electron microscopy13
We exist. We are your peers.13
Automated synthesis and characterization techniques for solar fuel production12
Printed transistors made of 2D material-based inks12
Advancing pressure-sensitive adhesives for internal wound closure11
Clamping strategies for organ-on-a-chip devices11
The need to recognize and reward academic service10
The role of single-protein elasticity in mechanobiology9
Computational sustainability meets materials science9
Anti-Black racism in academia and what you can do about it9
Ancestry of cells must be considered in bioengineering8
Engineered living materials for sustainable and resilient architecture8
InP colloidal quantum dots for visible and near-infrared photonics8
Fluorination in advanced battery design8
COP26: green technologies could turn the tide8
Key molecular perspectives for high stability in organic photovoltaics8
Raw materials for a truly green future8
Clinical translation of metal–organic frameworks8
Challenges in the rational design of intense inorganic pigments with desired colours8
Lightwave electronics in condensed matter7
Biobased materials for sustainable printed circuit boards7
Some transformations happen within7
Nebulized lipid nanoparticles7
Vapour-phase deposition of two-dimensional layered chalcogenides6
Methylammonium-free wide-bandgap metal halide perovskites for tandem photovoltaics6
Nanoparticle transport in plants6
Building a virtual community to support and celebrate the success of Latinx scientists6
Plastics give and plastics take6
Artificially intelligent nanopore for rapid SARS-CoV-2 testing6
Rethinking biochar: black gold or not?5
Looking at education through the microscope5
Academic bullying slows the evolution of science5
Five ways team leaders can improve research culture5
Preventing fibrotic encapsulation5